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Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour provided by Panama Day Trips- Canal Eco Tours

Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour

Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Taking a guided tour of the Panama Canal allows you to hop between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans with minimum hassle. This experience allows you to enjoy Monkey Island and enjoy a picnic lunch in San Lorenzo National Park before exploring Fort San Lorenzo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Plus, lunch and round-trip transportation from Panama City hotels are included for added convenience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Guided itinerary allows even those with limited time to explore Panama by boat and on foot
See the newly expanded “Panamax” locks at work from the Agua Clara Visitor Center 
Avoid getting lost in the jungle of San Lorenzo National Park
Increase your chances of seeing the wildlife of Monkey Island with a guide
What to expect
After hotel pickup in an air-conditioned minibus, your tour begins with a boat ride on the waterways adjacent to the canal: you see jungle wildlife, navigate Gatun Lake, and watch massive ships pass through the canal. Visit the famous Monkey Island, home to capuchins, howlers, and tamarins, before traveling to the Caribbean side of Panama and the Agua Clara Visitor Center. Here, watch ships pass through the newly expanded “Panamax” locks from a canal-side observation deck and learn about the history, operation, and importance of the Panama Canal. Next, visit San Lorenzo National Park to see rainforest flora and fauna followed by a picnic lunch and a tour of Fort San Lorenzo, a 400-year-old Spanish fort on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean. One of the most historically important spots in Panama, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fort repelled pirates as part of the defensive system that protected the transatlantic trade of the Spanish Crown. Your full-day tour ends with a return to your hotel in Panama City.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 13010P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Panama Canal boat ride (90 minutes) • Bottled water • Lunch • Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only) • Transport by air-conditioned minibus • Entry/Admission - Agua Clara Locks • Entry/Admission - Fort San Lorenzo
Exclusions
Gratuities • Due to heavy traffic, no free pickup from hotels located near Amador Causeway, Clayton (City of Knowledge) Playa Bonita. Separate transportation for the an extra charge • Playa Blanca, or Rio Hato, Metromall or Tocumen Airport need to arrange own transportation • This is not a TRANSIT tour, we wont travel by boat inside the locks.
Duration
8h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pickup from centrally located Panama City hotels in the following areas: • El Cangrejo • Obarrio • Punta Pacifica • San Francisco • Punta Paitilla • Avenida Balboa • Bella Vista • Casco Viejo • Marbella • Financial District • El Dorado • Bethania
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Panama Canal boat ride (90 minutes) • Bottled water • Lunch • Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only) • Transport by air-conditioned minibus • Entry/Admission - Agua Clara Locks • Entry/Admission - Fort San Lorenzo
Exclusions
Gratuities • Due to heavy traffic, no free pickup from hotels located near Amador Causeway, Clayton (City of Knowledge) Playa Bonita. Separate transportation for the an extra charge • Playa Blanca, or Rio Hato, Metromall or Tocumen Airport need to arrange own transportation • This is not a TRANSIT tour, we wont travel by boat inside the locks.
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pickup from centrally located Panama City hotels in the following areas: • El Cangrejo • Obarrio • Punta Pacifica • San Francisco • Punta Paitilla • Avenida Balboa • Bella Vista • Casco Viejo • Marbella • Financial District • El Dorado • Bethania
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
The tour starts in a very remote area and there will be no access to public restrooms until around 10:30am. There is a sheltered latrine available for women at the dock but it is very rustic.
Vegetarian and vegan option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
Minimum age is 3 years
If you will be staying at a hotel area that is not on the list, please contact your local operator prior to booking your tour
Near public transportation
This tour is in ENGLISH
Not recommended for travelers with walking problems or other serious medical conditions that prevent to getting inside a small boat.
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Panama City
    Lake Gatun
  • 1
    Monkey Island
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Agua Clara Locks
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Fort San Lorenzo
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Panama Day Trips- Canal Eco Tours
    Stop: 60 minutes
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Joy K
14 contributions
Great tour!
Jul 2021
Great day tour. Had a lot of fun and got to see several monkeys on the Monkey Island and Hawler monkeys as well. Our guide, John was great. Very memorable experience. Highly recommend.
Written 14 July 2021
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Morinne O
5 contributions
Best Canal Trip I Could Have Asked For - 10/10 Highly Recommend!
Jun 2021
We had John as our tour guide for this trip and not only did he gives us facts about the canal and the forest, he went ABOVE AND BEYOND and told us anything that we wanted to know about Panama. By far the most informative tour I have ever taken. We were picked up in Panama City and taken to part of the Panama canal, where we were side by side with the major cargo ships. We got to feed monkeys at several different locations and learned about the history of the creation of the canal. We drove up to the Atlantic Ocean to visit a UNESCO heritage site where we sat and had lunch. After that, we went to the Agua Clara locks. We got to see the newest locks in action! I would recommend this tour to anyone who comes visit Panama City. It is an amazing price for everything we were able to accomplish!
Written 25 June 2021
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Bahma
Seattle3 contributions
Don't miss out on an incredible experience!
Jun 2021
Enrique was the best guide. He got in touch with us and let us know everything we needed before leaving. We were picked up/dropped off at our hotel on time. Not only was he full of incredible information but he went out of his way to make the trip a special one.
We went from the Pacific to the Caribbean in boat and van, saw both canals, and fed monkeys from our hands in the canal tributaries. I saw a Toucan fly by overhead. An iguana joined us for our picnic lunch at Fort Lorenzo. We stopped on the highway to see sloths in the trees...and much more.
It was an experience of a lifetime!
Written 8 June 2021
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Karen S
9 contributions
Awesome day trip with Enrique Ruiz to see all Panama has to offer!
Jun 2021
If you want to have an amazing day exploring the Panama Canal, Monkey Island, San Lorenzo Fort, and all the local spots in between, I highly suggest this tour. Plus, you get the wonderful experience of seeing both the Pacific and Caribbean oceans all in one day! Where else can you do that?!!!

Our guide was Enrique Ruiz. He is an amazing, professional, knowledgeable, multilingual guide. He also made sure safety and COVID protocols were in place for our comfort. He shared about life in Panama through his eyes and how it has changed here in Panama over the last 10 years. He stopped frequently when he spotted animals or interesting facts about the area. We saw sloths, armadillo, mantled howler monkeys, tamarin monkeys, and white-faced capuchin monkeys in their natural environment. Enrique was always thinking about us and made sure to answer any questions and go out of his way to make sure we had a wonderful time. He does make the best picnic lunch for sure! Thank you Enrique for making us feel like family!

Well worth the time and money! Be sure to ask for Enrique to be totally emersed in Panamanian culture. Memorable experience for sure!
Written 5 June 2021
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Nathan G
Coolidge, AZ8 contributions
Excellent tour everyone should book in Panama
We were one of the first tours back after COVID. Enrique was an excellent and informative tour guide. Everything was on time and precise without feeling rushed. This tour is a must for anyone wanting to see the animals, history, and workings of the Panama Canal area from Ocean to ocean.
Written 29 May 2021
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Suzanne T
1 contribution
Great Tour and super friendly people!
Mar 2020
We were on the very last tour as the government shut everything down due to COVID. We did get to see the Canal and it was great! The team did everything they could to make the day special and it still was a very fun day! We can't wait to come back to Panama and tour with Panama Day Trips again! Also *Check out their free (!) virtual bird tours.
These guys are fabulous!
Written 20 August 2020
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Wanderer626217
2 contributions
Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour
Mar 2020 • Friends
Fantastic experience.
Guide Enriche Ruiz was so informative and made sure we saw amazing wild life. A tour of a lifetime!
Written 15 March 2020
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Karli C
Saint Paul, MN1 contribution
Amazing tour despite ongoing issues
Enrique was an amazing guide and found us pleanty to do. Panama had closed a lot of national parks and other museums. However, he found so much for us to do an explore. He was knowledgeable about the history enough that we didnt need to museums. Thank you for making my mamitas dreams come true!
Written 15 March 2020
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probert2017
Ottawa, Canada16 contributions
WAIT, DO NOT BOOK NOW
Mar 2020
Giving this a 3 because they didn"t deliver on 2 promised sites out of 5. Yes we have to consider the closing of some sites because of the corona virus but this company should change their pricing and not expect the customers to absorb this lesser day trip for the same price. I highly recommend not to take any outings until this corona virus situation has been rectified. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY for lesser service.
Written 14 March 2020
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Before the tour I stopped everybody and explained that things were closing left and right and we would do everything possible to make the tour happen. I clearly explained that if anybody did not get a full experience to please let us know so we can refund all or part of cost of the tour. We did our best, however we couldn't go to San Lorenzo because of its closure, so instead we went even further to Portobello to at least show something. We were able to do the boat ride on the canal and the Agua Clara locks. Even with all that, all you had to do was say your weren't happy and the money would have been refunded. I made that very clear before the tour. Instead you want to get online and make it sound like we are scamming people. The day before your tour, everything was open. During your tour, things started shutting down, MID TOUR! The day after your tour we shut down all of our tours. We are no longer running tours until this passes. I apologize that we ruined your tour, I just wish you would have said something to us before bashing us online.
Written 15 March 2020
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TeAta S
1 contribution
Amazing experience!
Mar 2020 • Friends
We had an amazing time exploring the beauty of Panama. This was a really well rounded tour. We were able to interact with many different types of monkeys and learn a lot about the rainforest. The fort was really interesting to learn about with great views. The Locks of the canal was cool. We ended at an adorable brewery where we had great chats with the group and got tips on really nice local places to go. What made this experience for us was the hosts. Jerin and Ernesto were extremely accommodating. They went above and beyond to ensure we had an amazing experience. I would definitely recommend this trip.
Written 14 March 2020
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Awesome Experience
I would 1000% make this the most important tour to be on!! Communication is excellent, even letting you know 1st
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We had an amazing time on this group tour. We only had one full day in Panama City, so this tour gave us the best o
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Excellent ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
One of the best tours we’ve done in 4 months of travelling. We had David who’s English was superb and his knowledg
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A+ all around!
This was an AMAZING experience. Both John and Manuel were excellent, helpful and friendly. They were on time for pi
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Adventurous and Lovely PANAMA
All the outdoor nature adventures Panama has to offer are Great!! Your guide Enrique is superb!!!! Humble people an
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Nice experience of passing the canal, monkey feeding & tribal village
This is our first tour with Panama Day Trips, everything went quite well, with Enrique both our driver & guide - ve
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Best tour ever
Me and the wife came to Panama for our honeymoon and stayed 5 days. The 5 hour combo tour was by far the best part
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Excellent tour & guide!
We were lucky to have a private tour. John is such a friendly and knowledgeable person/guide. He did not leave any
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A wonderful way to start the day
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Worth waking up early for
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Canal and Gamboa Viewing
My partner and I went out with the boys early morning, absolutely stunning. The guys were more than willing to tail
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Excellent and informative
Just like being in the field yourself, even when the birding was quiet there was always the anticipation that somet
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Terrific!
I'm new to bird watching community and it was truly a life changing experience for me as I saw different kinds of b
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What a great way to shelter at home!
These folks have put together a fun, casual and informative outing in Gambia area ... birding by cell phone. I hav
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Excellent virtual birdwatching tour!
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